I make my kids an after school platter every day – trolls tell me it's too much but it keeps me and them happy

A CREATIVE mum who makes an after school platter for her children every day has been slammed by trolls online.

Emily, who is from Australia, took to TikTok and shared a short video where she could be seen placing a slice of cucumber, tomato and a piece of wafer thin ham on a skewer.


She then cuts star shapes out of cheese, before placing them at the top for her children to tuck into when they get home from school.

Also included on the colourful platter is a bowl of watermelon, strawberries and popcorn.

The savvy mum shared her quick snack suggestion online to help give other parents creative ideas, but not everyone seemed to appreciate it.

“Too much won't eat dinner,’ wrote one. 

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In response, Jess, who noted that the bright bowls and skewers give it the illusion it’s more time consuming than it is, wrote: “This is a play date platter. My kids have always been bad dinner eaters.

"This way, I know they eaten well so dinner doesn’t matter as much for us.”

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A second person commented: “Looks amazing but am I the only one that looks at that and think of how much washing up there is."

A third penned: “Nope I wouldn't do this, what's wrong with just an apple and a few biscuits…” while a fourth added: “I got no time for that – it’s cute though.”

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Another wrote: “A packet of tiny teddies will do,” to which Jess hit back: My kids don’t miss out on tiny teddies. Don’t worry.”

Fed up with the barrage of abuse she received, Jess noted: “No longer responding to negative comments from other parents.”

This is a play date platter and works for us, means dinner time is less focused on.”

Elsewhere, others were full of praise for Jess' eager creation and told how the memories she's creating for her children are priceless.

"That’s sooo good, love the effort you put into it. They will always remember this!" enthused one.

A second praised: "That’s absolutely Incredible!! Love the idea x"

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A third added: "What!!!!! Omg this kids are gonna remember this in the future and have such a precious memory of how loved they are!!! Congrats."

Elsewhere, a further commented: "I work with underprivileged kids and let me tell you. I'd rather see this in their lunchbox than an empty one. This video made me emotional."

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